Design Equals Function Plus Cost Savings
A leading telecom company launched a new high-end electronics line with an estimated volume of 100,000 kits per month being sent to distribution centers and consumers across the country. They determined that their current consumer packaging did not meet their needs. The inefficient packaging design included too many components resulting in added costs to procure, manage, assemble and kit.
Group O conducted a Packaging 360 Analysis to identify cost savings opportunities and implemented the following solutions:
- Switched to higher quality but lower-cost single-face litho-laminated consumer packaging materials and inserts
- Designed a more efficient packaging design that reduced the number of part numbers (SKUs) from four to one
- Designed a custom automated assembly and kitting system fitted with robotic placement arms that eliminated 22 manual touches per unit
Bottom Line Impact
By leveraging Group O’s packaging expertise, our client reduced costs while increasing quality and efficiency throughout the end-to-end process of procuring, managing, assembling, and kitting their product. As a result, they have achieved an annual savings of over $2 million in material costs alone while gaining significant process efficiencies.
Call on the experts at Group O to request your Packaging 360 Analysis today and start enjoying the benefits of cost savings and efficiencies throughout your entire packaging and supply chain operation.